The mother of all grains

Andreae Prozesky is totally keen on quinoa. Sometimes, an attempt to solve one problem ends up creating new problems altogether. Like, for example, if you were to make a Big Pot of Chili—as described in my column of some weeks ago—and were now finding yourself…

Storefront

A fresh start—Better Life Nutrition owners Bernard Maher and Katherine Wade. Emilie Bourque channel-surfs for business news. Alternative Lunchstyle Business partners Katherine Wade and Bernard Maher have opened up a natural health food store this month—Better Life Nutrition—in Mount Pearl Square. While the original business…

Uurrrrgghh!!

Dave Newman on the not-nearly-as-awesome-as-it-should-have-been 10,000 B.C. These days it’s not good enough to make an epic film in Hollywood. You have to out-epic the epics. There are heroes who are more heroic, and journeys that are more perilous than ever. I submit 10,000 BC…

Savage Love

Stay in that closet until university, advises Dan Savage. I’m in my final year of high school and I decided to come out as a lesbian—a very foolish move as I live in a small town that’s not exactly brimming with tolerant people. But I…

Free Will Astrology

“What’s your style, Leo?” astrologer Rob Brezsny asks. Pisces (February 19 – March 20) A century before the New Age movement began, French playwright Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was conversing with the dead. I want to tell you what the spirit of Galileo told him at…

CD Review: Hawksley Workman – Between The Beautifuls (2008)

CD Review: Hawksley Workman – Between The Beautifuls (2008) Hawksley Workman is the Gord Downie of this generation. There, I said it. This is a great album. Lyrically this one is more mature, and his usual Lover/Fighter attitude is not as prevalent as a result…

Video Game Review: Fallout (1997)

Video Game Review: Fallout (1997) Anyone—like me—who’s been playing video games since birth will list Fallout in their Top 5. In about a year’s time, Bethesda Softworks is going to release Fallout 3. You’re all going to play it. You’re all going to love it….

CD Review: Cuff the Duke – Sidelines of the City (2007)

CD Review: Cuff the Duke – Sidelines of the City (2007) Canadian Alt-Country is a strange game. The name can range from the freak café-ers like Royal City to the slick stadium veterans of Blue Rodeo—but Cuff the Duke never seem to have their mind…